A brain haemorrhage is a bleed to the brain. It can be caused by a number of factors, for example a blow to the head during an accident or assault, or an aneurysm. It can sometimes be associated with high blood pressure or blood-clotting disorders.
The symptoms often associated with a brain haemorrhage include a severe sudden headache, nausea or vomiting, tingling or weakness in the limbs, and changes in vision.
Unfortunately, when patients seek medical advice about any of these symptoms, the doctor may not appreciate that these symptoms could be due to a brain haemorrhage, and instead think that a less serious condition, such as a migraine, stress or a sickness bug is more likely to be the cause. This can lead to a delay in diagnosis of the haemorrhage and appropriate treatment, leading to permanent brain injury.